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It was only fitting that a team representing football would win a golf tournament honoring a football coach. With the low overall score of 53, that's exactly what the foursome of Robert Clardy, Logan Claborn, Neil Routh and Mason Dunn - representing Southwest Baptist University Football - accomplished at the annual Doug Potts BEAF Classic for Kids on July 15 at Silo Ridge Country Club in Bolivar. more
MidMo Bank this week announced Gabe Magnuson as its new Community President for its Bolivar location. more
On Monday, July 8, Polk County Central Dispatch welcomed a large crowd to witness the milestone that has been a vision of many for two decades. more
The Bolivar Rotary Club’s 44th annual Celebration of Freedom brought friends and family to the SBU campus, Thursday, July 4 to enjoy food, fun and entertainment, with the evening topped off with an outstanding fireworks display. The evening had been threatened by the forecast of storms, but other than a few sprinkles it was the perfect evening to come together and honor our veterans with a special ceremony. more
This Fourth of July holiday season, fireworks are permitted within Bolivar city limits from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. each day from Tuesday, July 2, through Saturday, July 6. more
During the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 26, Polk county had a storm roll through leaving some with trees and limbs down, outdoor furniture rearranged, some hail, and various amounts of rain. Mt. Olive Church, 4 l/2 miles north of Bolivar on Hwy D, sustained a sizable amount of damage to their buildings. The front wall had bricks blown off and the structure bowed inward, the cross was blown from the steeple and three heating and cooling units were crushed. In the fellowship hall, part of the roof was blown off causing the upper ceiling to collapse and causing water damage to the hall. more
Bolivar Rotary Club is hosting the 44th annual Celebration of Freedom on Thursday, July 4, on the Southwest Baptist University campus. The community event begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues through fireworks at dusk. more
SBU tennis interim head coach John Bryant was inducted into the MIAA Hall of Fame Monday, June 3.. He joined seven others inducted into the Hall of Fame class of 2024 at the Kansas City Music Hall. Bryant becomes the second Bearcat to enter the MIAA Hall of Fame, the first being one of Bryant's athletes, Michael Obertop, SBU class of 1994. more
Polk County Fair Association board members recently gathered to accept a $2,000 grant from the MFA Charitable Foundation. From left are Bill Bob Kallenbach, Bolivar Farmers Exchange general manager Jody Boles, 4-H enthusiasts Evan and Avery Jones, Valerie Noblitt, Curtis Dahlberg, and Michael Jones. The grant will be used to build permanent pens in the hog barn. more
Know anyone who loves vehicles of all kinds? Dreams of driving a police car, fire truck or dump truck someday? Just likes to learn about cool stuff? If so, the City of Bolivar has the perfect event for you! more
The third annual Missouri Beef Days is officially finished, but organizers say the work continues and dates are set for 2025. “Coming off such a fun, successful Missouri Beef Days this year, we’re excited to announce plans for next year,” says Missouri Beef Days Executive Coordinator Katie Roweton. “The final activities of this year’s event really set the stage next year for an even bigger and better Beef Days.” Roweton says the fourth annual Missouri Beef Days will be held May 3-10, 2025. more
This year’s Missouri Beef Days continues through Saturday but is already off to a strong start with several successful events from the weekend. more
The Bolivar community is a little over a week away from the City of Bolivar’s Annual Citywide Cleanup. Now is the time to prepare items for the collection date. more
Bryant was inducted into the SBU Hall of Fame in 1982 and 42-years later he becomes the second SBU inductee into the MIAA Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction will occur during the MIAA Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 3, in the Music Hall at the Kansas City Convention Center. more
In light of news about proposed water and wastewater rate increases by Liberty Utilities, the City of Bolivar and its elected officials are taking steps to intervene on behalf of the community’s citizens. more
Saturday, March 16, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson visited with Polk County supporters at a book signing prior to the Rayl Family Library grand opening.  more
Tim Francka was named the administrative director of long-term care at Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation. He oversees all CMH Foundation long-term care, residential care and independent living facilities. more
Citizens Memorial Hospital launched a new medical clinic March 4. The clinic provides wellness visits for patients without a primary care provider and hospital transitional care services for patients without primary care support. more
After a weather delay, the Liberators celebrated their 2024 Courtwarming on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  more
BOLIVAR, Mo - The Bolivar R-1 School District is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Methvin as its new superintendent. Dr. Methvin brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in educational leadership to his new role. more
Thursday, Feb. 8, BIS hosted their annual Valentine's Daughter dance. The event brought little girls with their 'dates', ready to dance, snack and enjoy themselves...during their Barbie era.  more
It is one of the oldest buildings on the square, built by RB Viles, and after having siding over the original brick work for years the building is being refreshed and refurbished. Crews have had some great weather to work on getting the siding off and begin the ‘rejuvenating’ process on the building. more
Missouri’s signature family festival combining fun activities with a celebration of the more
A Collins, Mo., man who is a registered sex offender was sentenced in federal court today for receiving child pornography on his cell phone. more
The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association recognized a Bolivar cattle producer as the 2023 Cattleman of the Year at the 56th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show on Jan. 20, 2024, at Osage Beach. Keith Stevens was presented the award for his commitment to advancing the Missouri beef industry. more
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